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new 8600 sw

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by docsgmc, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    well its on now. all i need snow:laughing:
    now that i am a blizzard man any help or advise i can get would be appreciated




    Last edited: Mar 4, 2010
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    No wing decals?
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    sweet looking plow,,,,
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Is the moldboard on the 8600 the same as the 860? If so you need to put in some cutouts on the wings so the cables don't snap. Other wise looks good.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Looks great. Seems like a decent plow choice for a half ton.

    I was going to mention the mod to keep the cables from snapping.
  6. Tbrothers

    Tbrothers Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I have the same plow and it works great.Have had a few issues but all seems well. Where do you guys notch it out to keep it from hitting the cable? Haven't figured out where it comes into contact with the cable. And yes its missing the wing decals.
  7. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

  8. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,829

    Looks good Doc. Hope about some more pictures of it. An action video would be nice too, thats if we get some snow.

    He has a 2500, 3/4 ton.
  9. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Your joystick controls are opposite of my joystick. The former Blizzard controls have the "lower-blade" as up or forward, and the "raise-blade as down or back,... and that seems right,... like airplane or equipment hydraulics work. I wonder why they changed those functions on these new plows,... I think I would swap them around if I get another new Speedwing in the future,... :dizzy:

    Also, one thing you can do that is really a relief for your eyes, if you plow much at night,... is to paint the back-side of your new plow flat black,... driving down the road at night staring into that white plow is very annoying,.. at least to me,.. good luck with it! :waving:
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2010
  10. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    the decals were not on when i went to pick it up.....and i liked the way it looks so i opted to leave them off.....i always thought they were painted on but when i found out they where stickers i said no thanks....
    ......how do i know if i need to make a notch in the wings ??? i don't see whats hitting..
  11. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    i will send more picks of the pump and wings......they changed the hydraulic oil container to a steel one....and the boys at blizzard said that the pump assembly is all new so i will take pictures this week
  12. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    When I say notches in the wings, the problem with the old SW was in scoop position if you hit a pile the wing can and will come back (the spring only can do so much) and hits the bolt and breaks the cable. If there is clearance then now need to worry. If there is not you will break a cable sooner or later.
  13. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I think it looks really sharp without the wing decals! Next one I buy, those are staying off as well.
  14. billet-boy

    billet-boy Member
    Messages: 97

    I think i will try to get them off my new 8100.
  15. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,059

    I know you may not like the look of the stickers but they do help protect your paint. If you could cover the whole plow with a sticker you wouldn't every have to worry about the paint. I sprayed my plow with clear rustoleum before it ever saw snow. Right now it looks good for it's 4th season. The stickers on the wings have the red color wearing off now. If the stickers weren't there that would be my paint wearing. Since your wings are protected you might as well leave the stickers on. JMO.

    Good luck ,shaun